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James Cook

Captain James Cook FRS was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the British Royal Navy. He made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand... Read More

Born7 November [O.S. 27 October] 1728
Marton, Yorkshire, England
Died14 February 1779 (aged 50)
Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
OccupationExplorer, navigator, cartographer
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